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January 6, 2020 News BlogsOffice ManagementPractice management

Vision 2020: You Don’t Have to be Alone!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

As we close the book on 2019 and move into a new decade, it is an interesting time to consider the evolving landscape for dentistry. The constant “yin and yang” between the profession versus the business of dentistry will continue

December 3, 2019 News News

Weave Launches Full-Scale Payments Platform

by Weave

Weave Payments offers full payment processing bundled with Weave’s powerful communication suite Weave, the complete business toolbox for service-based businesses and one of the fastest-growing companies in tech, today announced the public debut of Weave Payments, a full-scale payment processing

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeFinancesHygienistsPractice Operations

The Business Of Dental Hygiene

by Jodie Cantarelli AAS, RDH, Dip.AdEd

As a practicing dental hygienist, I focused on the delivery of patient-centred care, avoided the financial and operational aspects of a dental practice, and had no need for business acumen. Over time working in dental clinics, my interests and horizons

July 5, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Eric Bruno To Lead North America Commercial Business At Dentsply Sirona

by Dentsply Sirona

Eric Bruno has joined Dentsply Sirona as Senior Vice President of the North America Regional Commercial Organization. He is responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market strategy in North America to provide innovative solutions and clinical education supporting dental professionals and

June 25, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Escalating Patient Count Provokes Growth Of Dental Anesthetics Market At 5% CAGR During Forecast Period, Reports Fact.MR

by Yahoo Finance

According to a recently published Fact.MR report, the global dental anesthetics market has been prompted due its requirement in oral surgeries, particularly in complicated cases. Furthermore, the inclination towards painless treatment and active prevalence of oral health are other factor

April 3, 2017 Product Spotlight

Ivoclar Vivadent Continues to Grow

by Ivoclar Vivadent

The business year has been characterized by different local currency growth rates. In Europe, Ivoclar Vivadent grew by 4%. Similarly positive growth rates were recorded for Latin America (+16%) and Asia/Pacific (+4%). “Our investments in the developing markets have proven

February 7, 2017 News ConferenceDentistryNews

TED Talk Speaker Announced as Keynote for Dentsply Sirona World 2017

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions Company™, announced today that author and sought-after speaker Simon Sinek will present the keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2017 on Friday morning, Sept. 15. Recognized by many as a visionary and ardent optimist, Sinek

November 26, 2015 Video General Practice

The 411 On Your Student Debt

by Oral Health

Dr. Wilson Chen, BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA, weighs the pros and cons of various strategies and approaches to paying down the sizeable student debt accrued by recent graduates from dental college. Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1992

December 3, 2011 News Community outreachDental industrySocial networking

For our corporate brothers in arms – early New Year’s resolution

by ken

From the Harvard Business Review – to be extrapolated For decades the mystery shopper was the main way retailers assessed operations from a customer’s point of view. By sending in a fake shopper, typically once a month, an individual store essentially was

October 21, 2011 News Marketing strategiesPractice managementSocial mediaSocial networkingWebsites

New Dental School features 18 year degree program – you’re only 1.8 million in debt when you finish

by ken

Yup in addition to the traditional four year dental degree with the inclusion of a one year residency, the DeVry University Doctor of Dental Surgery is now offering post graduate degree extensions for dentists in Business and Management, Engineering and

August 21, 2011 News Dental industryGeneral News

Sometimes, you just need to think outside the box

by ken

I had the opportunity to wander through the MaRS complex the other day because of http://www.marsdd.com/events/details/free-geek-toronto-used-computers-and-electronics-pickup. If you don’t know much about MaRS, then wander through http://www.marsdd.com/ and make it a point to revisit….brilliant concept, but MEDICAL YOU KNOW………I have young granchildren who each

August 10, 2011 News APPsComputer softwareGeneral News

The iPad Trumps Oil: Apple Is Most Valuable US Company Re

by ken

From Fox Small Business Center – August 10, 2011 STEVIE WE LUVS YA!!!!! NEW YORK –  Investors seem to think you want an iPad more than oil, as Apple Inc. became the most valuable company in the United States, surpassing Exxon Mobil Corp.

August 4, 2011 News APPs

You KNEAD an iPAD……

by ken

It boggles the mind… Here are 15 reasons why your dental practice Needs an iPad: Using the KeyNote app you can show your patients powerful before and after pictures in a creative presentation. Have more than one office? Conduct a staff meeting

August 4, 2011 News Marketing strategiesPractice management

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

by ken

So you want to name your dental practice with something other than the word SMILE??? A quick story: a business partner and I decided to create a private medical business to help private fee physicians and patients better connect, and

July 27, 2011 News Customer serviceTrends in Dentistry

A is for Apple

by ken

I am obsessed with Apple as a company, as a culture, as the most innovative business to model in the past century and of course, I dress like Steve Jobs, granted several sizes larger. From Dental IQ – Jul 21,

July 8, 2011 News Practice managementSocial networking

Original sin

by ken

For some reason, a literal avalanche of practice administration and management courses came across my desk this week.  I used to attend. There was the occasional pearl of wisdom, a kernel of insight gleaned, but in all candour, I learned

May 27, 2011 News Practice management

Nine things successful people do differently

by ken

From the Harvard Business Review – by Heidi Grant Halvorson Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out

May 1, 2011 News General NewsInnovations in dentistry

Calling all vendors – line up for our new initiative – the Clinical eChronicle of Treatment Outcomes

by ken

Education and business are truly not that different. They work off similar models.  The original model for all things is the Ten Commandments – if you really look beyond the obvious, you’ll see the first five represent a relation with

April 5, 2011 News Keeping you guessing

Ivoclar Vivadent Press Conference at the IDS

by melissa

My recent trip to the IDS in Cologne, Germany kicked off with the Ivoclar Vivadent press conference, held on Monday, March 21st. Mr. Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, was “pleased to report a significant sales growth of 9.5% for

March 31, 2011 News Practice management

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki

by ken

A worthy read if you want to be “The Dental Office” Guy Kawasaki may be the Dale Carnegie of the technology age. While Enchantment is peppered with references to PowerPoint, Facebook, and other 21st century topics, much of the wisdom